Weekly Update, Nov. 13, 2018

Thursday’s Schedule:

6:30 Aged2Perfection: Preparation for paid gig December 6: (A2P and anyone else who can make it.)

  • Thurs., Dec. 6
  • Long Branch Supper Club, Wagon Wheel Room
  • Arrive: 11:30
  • Clothing to be determined
  • Approx. 1/2 an hour of Christmas songs

7:00 Chorus Rehearsal

Songs for the night: (These are in your Christmas Song Book and learning tracks are  on HarmonyHawks.org.)

  • Christmas Sing Out Preparation
  • Jingle Bell Rock
  • Angels We Have Heard On High
  • God Rest Ye Merry
  • Hark, the Herald Angels
  • O Come All Ye Faithful
  • O Holy Night
  • Silent Night
  • Winter Wonderland
  • America
  • This Is My Country
  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas

TAG: Sleepy Time Down SouthSurvey results

Thanks to those who completed Larry Hlavacek’s survey about several items. We will continue to ask for feedback in various ways to help our chorus leadership be responsive to your wishes and needs. The survey results are available here: Survey_2018_09

Plans underway for annual semi-formal recognition dinner

Bill Moss and Gary Lindsay are making arrangements for our annual recognition dinner. This annual event recognizes the chorus accomplishments of 2018, introduced the new leadership for 2018, and recognizes the outstanding contributions of members of our chorus. Stay tuned for announcements of more details.

New Citizens Ceremony Schedule for 2019

The Aged2Perfection and MetroMix Extension Chords will again supply musical entertainment and inspiration for the Naturalization Ceremonies for the Federal District Court next year. All will start at 1:30 p.m.  The February ceremony will return to the National Czech & Slovak Museum and Library Feb. 22 with Aged2Perfection providing the music. MetroMix’s Extension Chords will sing at the Sept. 20 ceremony at The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library. The April 17 ceremony will be at UNI’s Mauker Union, but without music. The full schedule follows.

  • Fri., Jan. 11                 Harmony Hawks
  • Fri., Feb. 22 @ the National Czech & Slovak Museum and Library   Harmony Hawks
  • Fri., March. 15            Harmony Hawks
  • Wed., April 17 @ UNI (Mauker Union Ballroom)
  • Fri., May 24               Metro Mix Extension Chords
  • Fri., June 21               Metro Mix Extension Chords
  • Fri., July 19                Metro Mix Extension Chords
  • Fri., Aug. 16               Harmony Hawks
  • Fri., Sept. 20 @ Herbert Hoover Library   –   Metro Mix Extension Chords
  • Fri., Oct. 25                Metro Mix Extension Chords
  • Fri., Nov. 15               Metro Mix Extension Chords
  • Fri., Dec. 20               Harmony Hawks

BHS Announces help for quartets

BHS has recently announced a new resource for quartets to accompany the Guidebook for Performing Quartets, a sort-able Subject Matter Expert (SME) database.

Members can access this by logging into the Doc Center. This evolving database provides a comprehensive directory for quartets (or choruses) to locate marketing and technology resources, as well as contacts for additional coaching opportunities.

Plans are already in the works for 2019, which will include adding to and polishing this Subject Matter Expert database so that it will continue to be a relevant and useful tool for our registered quartets. In addition, we will be introducing new exclusive benefits that will help us enhance the value of being in a registered quartet outside of contest. We’ll keep you updated on the plans as they develop.

This project was developed by Caki Gray, Director of Membership, Danny Becker, Quartet Success Manager, and Volunteer Project Coordinator Walt Lammert. If you have any questions about this project, contact them at customerservice@barbershop.org.


Weekly Update, Monday October 29

Thursday’s Schedule:

6:30 Bohemian Red

7:00 Chorus Rehearsal

Songs for the night

  • I Believe
  • Lord, Listen to Your Children
  • If God Didn’t Care
  • Daddy Sang Bass
  • It Is Well With My Soul
  • Patriotic Medley
  • God Bless America

TAG: Last Night Was the End of the World


Thursday,  Nov. 8: Rehearsal at New Covenant Bible Church, 3090 N Center Point Rd NE

  • 6:00 Bohemian Red rehearsal
  • 6:45 Sound check for Bohemian Red
  • 7:00 Chorus rehearsal and sound check on stage

Friday, Nov. 9: Gospel Concert at New Covenant Bible Church

  • Uniform;
    • Tux, red shirt, white tie
    • Arrive 5:45pm dressed to perform
    • 5:45 warm up, location TBD
    • 6:00 rehearse on stage until 6:30
  • Probable song order:
    • Set one:
      • Lord listen
      • If God didn’t care
    • Set two:
      • Daddy sang base
      • It is well with my soul
    • Set three
      • Patriotic Medley
      • God bless America

Aged2Perfection helped celebrate new citizens

Twelve A2P singers performed at last Friday’s New Citizens Ceremony at the Federal Courthouse. Bob Kerdus did a great job directing the ensemble. Here are a couple of photos provided by Marilyn Lodge.

Weekly Update, Oct. 22, 2018

Thursday’s Schedule:

6:30 Aged2Perfection VLQ (Naturalization Ceremony is Friday)

7:00 Chorus Rehearsal

All Gospel Concert songs, except the tag.

  • God Bless America
  • Patriotic Medley
  • Lord, Listen to Your Children (Sectional)
  • Lord, Listen to Your Children
  • If God Didn’t Care
  • Daddy Sang Bass
  • It Is Well With My Soul

TAG: All Mine

Naturalization Ceremony, this Friday

Arrive in time to clear security check by 12:45. The Harmony Hawks are proud to help celebrate the Naturalization of our newest citizens by sending a group of our singers to present traditional patriotic songs. Dress: Red dress shirts, white ties, black pants, shoes, belt and socks. (Not tux pants or shoes.)

Gospel Concert Nov. 9

Next up for the chorus is the Gospel Concert. Please clear your schedule and plan to join us in presenting this signature event. Bohemian Red will also perform. Plan to be at the New Covenant Bible Church from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9. Look for details later on uniform. Doors will open at 6:30 for the public and the concert begins at 7 p.m.

Guest Night reflection

At the business meeting we will debrief on the last week’s guest night. Thanks to Larry, Jack and all who helped host this event.